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How to Start a Nonprofit

This virtual evening workshop is designed to help those that want to start a nonprofit organization in their community and those in the first year of startup.

Passion may get you started, but government, funders and policies are critical, if you are to be successful. Many people have the opinion that there are too many nonprofits and duplication is causing greater competition for funding.  Learn how to overcome these perceptions and challenges in the community, and ensure you are on a path toward success.

The workshop covers the legal, financial, planning, governance, and fundraising areas needed to start a successful nonprofit organization.

Key topics to be covered

  • Legal issues – from name registration through tax-exempt status
  • Incorporation and bylaws
  • Board governance, including nonprofit board roles and responsibilities
  • Mission, Vision and Values – building your business plan and case for support
  • Fundraising –  grant writing to donor engagement
  • Building your support team

Join other individuals in a lively virtual workshop with case examples and practical materials for helping you start a nonprofit organization. Learn about online resources, assessments, and tools to ease the process of creating the essential legal documents and other materials needed for starting your nonprofit.

About the facilitator

The workshop will be taught by Jack Beckford, who is Founder and Senior Partner at Beckford Consulting, providing planning, development, training and assessment services to nonprofit organizations and foundations in the Southeast. As the Founding Director of a nonprofit organization, chair of three boards of directors, and with 15 years of experience as a grantmaker, Jack brings a valuable mix of perspectives and experience to assisting nonprofit organizations. Read more about Jack’s expertise here.


  • May 10, 2022


7:00 pm - 8:30 pm Eastern Time


Online Class
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Registration Details

Fee: $65
This class is not covered under the NU+ThinkHR subscription.

Questions? Contact us at [email protected] or 678-916-3081.

May 10, 2022